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Old 02-11-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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A new edison smart connect meter was installed today where i live. For those that have the smart meters have you noticed a change in your bill with the new meter compared to the old meter ?

My old meter which i have had for many yrs was a lil slow in reading so my bills were always in my favor. Unfortunately thats going to change. According to so.ca edison it costs $12.00-$22.00 a month to run a fridge & 6-10 cents a hr to run a tv. My electric bills were averaging less then $12.00 month unless i ran my quartz heater alot. I dont have a/c but i do have a downdraft cooler.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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My electric bills were averaging less then $12.00 month unless i ran my quartz heater alot.
Less than $12.00...really? What were you paying as a monthly base meter fee to access twelve bucks worth of juice...$25...$30?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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$12 a month? Do you live in a tree house?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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A new edison smart connect meter was installed today where i live. For those that have the smart meters have you noticed a change in your bill with the new meter compared to the old meter ?
My monthy usage is still about the same since my meter was changed.

If you want to know what your appliances are using, you can buy a Kill-A-Watt meter and check for yourself, the numbers Edison gave you might be way off depending on what you have.

I expect time of use billing in the future to make power a lot more expensive than it is now.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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$12 a month? Do you live in a tree house?
Nope. I live in a small 2 bedroom
mobile home. My fridge is from 1998 & i keep it at a low setting. My neigbors last electric bill was $4.00 & its usually 30-40 bucks. The meters are over 40 yrs old & i bet edison is VERY happy to be replacing all the old ones. I only use energy saving bulbs & 3 night lights are always on. My last KWh usage was 1.47. Last yr was 2.03 & 2 yrs ago was 2.27.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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My meter reads 00002 KWh since installed at noon today. I got a feeling my electric bill is going to double or triple like many have. My last billing cycle i used 41 kwh. It was even lower the month before. My lowest for 1 month was 16 kwh. Luckily its mid feb & i wont be using my electric quartz heater again until next fall. Like they say...all good things must come to a end & i knew once the meter was installed the electric gravy train was over. A color tv costs .02-.06 per hr. Window a/c costs .18-.33 hr but its the fridge that gonna get you at $12.00=$22.00 hr.

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Mine was installed on Nov 20 and I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in either direction.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Mine was installed on Nov 20 and I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in either direction.
Thats good. I knew my old meter was slow for quite awhile but i didnt tell sce & had they not changed out i would of never told. I didnt tell anyone esp neighbors cause they could of snitched on me.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My old meter was from the eighties, so it wasn't as old as yours.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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This is intresting reading.

Smartmeter Complaints - Extremely High Electricity Bill

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